Faculty Recognized at APTA NEXT Conference

PT Faculty Drs. Kim Dunleavy, Meryl Alappattu and Emily Fox were recognized at the APTA Honors and Awards Ceremony

A big congratulations to Drs. Kim Dunleavy, Emily Fox, Meryl Alappattu, and Jason Beneciuk (not pictured), who were recognized at the 2019 APTA Honors and Awards Ceremony for their valuable contributions to the profession.

Dr. Dunleavy received the Societal Impact Award for demonstrating compassion, philanthropy and a commitment to improving societal welfare through physical therapy.

Dr. Alappattu was the recipient of the Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Faculty Member. The award honors a junior faculty member who demonstrates distinct expertise and knowledge through scholarly activities, teaching excellence and commitment to the physical therapy profession.

Dr. Fox received the Eugene Michels New Investigator Award, which recognizes physical therapists who have engaged in independent or collaborative research efforts within 10 years of completing their most recent physical therapy professional degree.

Dr. Beneciuk was selected for the Chattanooga Research Award. The award recognizes an author or team whose published work in the journal Physical Therapy presents an innovative study or a theoretical model and appropriate discussion of its impact on future clinical practice or physical therapy research. The article by Beneciuk and colleagues, published last spring, detailed the findings of a study that pinpointed patient characteristics associated with long-term musculoskeletal pain.